Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Radical Decision

I have come to what some might consider a radical decision! As you may know, I have so many blogs right now that it's sometimes hard to keep track of what's going on and where. So, I am bringing all my current blogs to a halt. I'm not deleting them. But, I am folding them as of today. In their place, I have set up a new blog titled Nick Redfern's Fortean World. Yeah, I know: it's hardly the most original or imaginative title, but it is accurate and to the point! So, from now on, while all my existing blogs will remain archived, here's the address for the new blog, Nick Redfern's Fortean World. As you'll see, the design and style has not been completed yet, and there's no content yet either. But, bear with me, and over the next few days you'll see it start to develop its life and character!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Celebrity Secrets and the BBC

Yesterday I was interviewed about my Celebrity Secrets book by the BBC, during which we discussed the FBI's files on such characters as Abbott & Costello, Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix, the Kingsmen, Errol Flynn and more.

The interview was turned into an article, which you can find at this link. Not a bad summary of how and why certain stars of the stage and the screen were secretly watched by J. Edgar Hoover's finest!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Ripper File

Some might dispute the notion that Jack the Ripper qualifies as being a celebrity or not. But, as someone who, since his notorious killings of 1888, has become the subject of dozens of books and more than a few movies, the Ripper is without doubt an integral part of popular culture. And here's his FBI file/profile.

Jackson's FBI File

Wacko-Jacko's FBI file has now been posted online, and is now available for scrutiny and entertainment at the Bureau's website. And if the man and his bizarre life interest you, here's where you will find the file.

Sonny Bono News

It's been a while since I last updated this blog, mainly because of the lack of interesting stories to relate linking the world of celebrities to that of the government. But, here's one that caught my eye: on whether or not the death of Sonny Bono really was an accident, or something more sinister. I relate the details of Bono's FBI file in my Celebrity Secrets book.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Pistols & The Police

Formerly secret Irish Police papers reveal an intriguing story about how they kept a close watch on the antics of Britain's mightiest punks: the Sex Pistols. Here's the story in all its strange glory...